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Aug 18, 2009 4:00pm EDT
homes that are now 50% off their peaks or even more. >> reporter: the u.s. economy can't rebound without consumer spending and many economists say the consumer can't start spending until the housing market and employment stabilize. that's why retailers earnings reports are so closely watched. u.s. stocks opened higher this morning with better than expected results from some retailers especially discounters. >> value is still important and as a result you are seeing the value retailers gain shares clearly where the demands are. >> reporter: despite positive number it is recession's impact may be felt for some time. leanne gregg, nbc news. >>> the confidence level in the housing industry this month is the miest it has been in more than a year. >>> one lawmaker described him as a washington constitution. robert novak has died today after a long battle with brain cancer. his wife said he died early this morning at his home in washington. novak had been a columnist for the "chicago sun-times" for decades. he became a household name and face as commentator and co-host of cnn's "crossfire." he
NBC
Aug 12, 2009 4:00pm EDT
by government death panels and that care will be rationed and medicare cutlandol drs dollars used to fund abortion. are those true or false? >> in general, false. >> reporter: lori robertson from nonpartisan fatcheck.org. >> just hope that people would say well, wait a minute, that doesn't sound quite right. let me look into that a little more. >> reporter: many americans are angry about the recession and all of the bailouts and big government. >> it's housewives and it is bus drivers and it is plumbers and people with real jobs who just feel like things are out of control in washington. >> reporter: factcheck.org says president obama is untruthful when he says health care reform will be paid for when, in fact, the plan is a work in progress and who pays is not yet settled. one way to get passed the myths is to go to the websites fatcheck.org. they are now tral and nonpartisan. steve handelsman, news4, capitol hill. >> a live update from senator cardin's town hall meeting in hagerstown coming up on "news4 at 5:00." >>> a man was hit and killed by a metro train this morning. it happened at
NBC
Aug 21, 2009 4:00pm EDT
areas west of winchester and front royal and that's the line that could be on top of us by 7:00, 7:30. let me show you earlier today. it was just pouring some spots across the area. we have heavier rain. came through our area. all parts between -- one continuous line stretching from areas around howard county through montgomery and fairfax and areas south. reduced visibility. there's some spots around here like rockville, maryland. and that picked up close to two inches of rainfall y.toda ndea rn we didn't have the widespread severe thunderstorm warnings across the area is because the tops were too low with these. here's the thing. we were under severe thunderstorm watch until 9:00 p.m. you can see how the areas shade way back on the last frame. al variety, st. mary's and parts of the northern neck now. that really is it. plenty of lightning in those spots. curve enly hanging on. >> dale city, mt. vernon, showers moving through. let me take you to the echo path. this is what the future will be bringing us. 5:30, i-81, move coming through. late 7:00, more showers and possibly isolat
NBC
Aug 6, 2009 4:00pm EDT
the senate confirmed sotomayor to the u.s. supreme court. >> her nomination passed by a vote of 68-31, making her the first hispanic justice to serve on the high court. steve handelsman joins us live with the latest. >> reporter: thanks. good afternoon. the outcome of this sotomayor confirmation vote was not in doubt, but this was still dramatic in the u.s. senate. >> mr. gregg, aye. >> reporter: the final vote looked like history in the making. senator stint to say yay or nay. raised poor in new york, parents from puerto rico, brilliant student, prosecutor and federal judge for 17 years. nominated by president obama, sotomayor will be the first hispanic to sit on the supreme court. every democrat heaped on praise. >> judge sotomayor is clearly a moderate. she is highly qualified. she is extremely intelligent, and she represents the american ideal that at the end of the day race and ethnicity and class aren't supposed to predetermine anything. >> reporter: nine republicans voted yes. >> judge sotomayor's decisions are not outside the legal mainstream. >> reporter: most republicans
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Aug 17, 2009 4:00pm EDT
for us, and she joins us now with the latest. >> thanks a lot, pat and jim. yeah, for the last 2 1/2 months, the atlantic season has been awfully, awfully quiet. now we've got three. hurricane bill, of course, the first hurricane for 2009. could become a major hurricane by the end of the week. we'll keep our eyes on it. it's way out in the atlantic in the open waters and it is expected to intensify. not until saturday. bill might move closer to bermuda. then you've bought tropical depression anna. it's in the caribbean there. expected to make its move just south of hispaniola in cuba. and then finally we've got claudette. it made landfall this morning in the gulf of mexico, around ft. walton beach florida with gusty winds and rain. there you can see on the radar where most of the heaviest rains -- it's rather disjointed and disorganized now. the heaviest rains sitting off the coast. spots like alabama and western georgia getting lots of rain. meanwhile, kristen dahlgren has more. >> reporter: as claudette came ashore on the florida panhandle overnight, the storm left a wet wake-up
NBC
Aug 14, 2009 4:00pm EDT
think is going to be unheard of in the nfl. >> if they set him on the bench and make us look bad for having somebody like michael vick in town that doesn't do anything for us, it was a stupid signing. >> reporter: the signing left peta outraged. the animal rights group saying they were, quote, disappointed the philadelphia eagles have chosen to sign a man who hanged dogs from trees. vick, who was once the nfl's highest paid player with the atlanta falcons, acknowledged he has a lot of work to do on and off the field. >> playing in the nfl is a privilege and not a right. >> reporter: as the season gets under r under way the, the debate is sure to rage whether it was right to let him play again. kristen dahlgren, nbc news. ff while many are soundin o on this story, o it e, e onbswee, one person writes in day -- na --llfipehiy, trss s nkon >>> a north carolina tv station is reporting former senator john edwards will admit that he's the father of a former campaign worker's child. last august, edwards admitted to having an affair with rooel hunter, a woman that served as a videographe
NBC
Aug 13, 2009 4:00pm EDT
joins us to tell us who we will see and who we won't tonight. >> a lot of veterans will not play. a lot of the rookies. a chance for them to step up and make their presence known tonight. clinton portis and albert haynesworth will not play tonight. however, there will be plenty of eyes on backup quarrback brennan and todd collins. for now, colt may be the people's choice but what matters is the coaches' choice. collin is the number two qb. brennan is in his second year with the redskins and still in the growth and learning stage as an nfl quarterback. jim zorn will have a very tough decision to make. it is likely, though, he will stick with this guy, 15-year veteran collins who has been through this before and welcomes the competition. >> every year, you know, it is the same in the sense that you know there will be competition. somebody playing better than you, you know, then they are going to probably, you know, move up. my outlook has always again to prepare like a starter and prepare and be able to play at that level. you are not playing for a backup spot. you know, you are mott chas
NBC
Aug 25, 2009 4:00pm EDT
around z the strict. officials tell us that small plane was spotted southwest of bwi airport. controllers attempted to talk to the pilot but got no response. the plane was intercepted by coast guard helicopters and escorted to the montgomery county air park. that's in gaithersburg, maryland. u.s. secret service agents are interviewing that pilot. they tell us he is a student pilot who took off from the gaithersburg airport this afternoon. >>> a shock for shoppers and workers in a mall when a small plane landed in the parking lot. onboard, an instructor and student that walked away from the crash with slight injuries. the plane had just taken off from a nearby airport when the pail on the reported a rough running engine. he landed on a road leading to the mall parking lot away from buildings and cars. the plane struck several trees and lost a wheel before spinning around and landing on its nose. no one on the ground was hurt. emergency crews foamed the plane to keep the fire from igniting. >>> in new york city, construction worker dead after falling on a bridge. it happened on the frog nec
NBC
Aug 4, 2009 4:00pm EDT
.traitr n. a paenn aiem ksor w aks ass a us de hod sai t laihetefefel in the meidndl i the middle . en iop op.oor d cdhedlooose closed as e er ne reported injuries no t and an investigation is understand you said way. >>> it is hot and it will get hotter. there is a code orange alert. that means the elderly and people with breathing problems should stay indoors. also, csx has put in heat restrictions on the lines. that means will have to operate at reduced speeds. >>> we thought only have the heat today, but the humidity is. veronica johnson has our fast forecast now from the storm center. >>> that's right, hot with increasingly more humidity across the area to 90 degrees today, just our 11th 90 degree day, though, of the summer. but wait until you see what the extended forecast holds for us. laurel, maryland up to 87. the temperature in great falls, virginia, a little cooler at 86 degrees. so we've got mid and upper 80s across the area and we're going for a stretch of 90s, too. today, there's a few showers away the area. mainly up north around hartford county up in maryland there to our
NBC
Aug 26, 2009 4:00pm EDT
family, friends, colleagues, rivals remember the man known as the lion of the u.s. senate. good afternoon. i'm jim handly. >> i'm eun yang in for pat lawson muse today. senator kennedy is comed to brain cancer late last night. yet, he didn't let his 15-month battle with the disease keep him from pursuing his passions and promises as a dedicated publicer is zblant after his diagnosis, kennedy championed the push for health care reform legislation. completed a memoir and became an instrumental onti pecfn ode election of president barack obama. that was only a small part of a long distinguished career that was at times controversial but ultimately respected and admired by supporters and opponents alike. >> surviving members of the kennedy family, dynasty, american politics, are seeing an outpouring of sympathy from around the world. colleagues plan to honor his colleague by working on cause most important to him. live coverage from michelle franzen. michelle? >> reporter: good evening. hyannis port, and the family's compound here, a place for senator kennedy loved to come and recharge. at ag
NBC
Aug 7, 2009 4:00pm EDT
was struck by two advance at a quarter to 6:00 this morning. investigators tell us the victim did not use a crosswalk. no one has been charged. it closed jefferson davis highway for three hours. >>> we now know the name of a man hit and killed by a car yesterday in bethesda. 47-year-old dwayne an drumpt he was struck around 3:30 on river road at wilson lane. police say the driver was not hurt. and did remain on the scene. >>> it was a massive devastating fire. last week it destroyed the home of the former president of the d.c. school board. firefighters struggled to get water to get the blaze out. now authorities say they know why. megan mcgrath has that story. >> reporter: a 75-year-old corroded pipe. that was servicing the high drapts in the neighborhood and that landed inability to get water to the area is one of the major things that thwarted efforts to get the fire out. >> not only were homes of a much different size but it is also probably significant corrosion to have a tremendous impact on the amount of gallons that can be pumped through the pipes. >>> according to a preliminary r
NBC
Aug 11, 2009 4:00pm EDT
chang use and she did that and more. she fndedathe the movement that becamecipe speal olympics. the largestemovfo ment r acceptance and incsi fonenor people with intellectual osabilities in the history the world.nsraed trm tfo khensraformed the lives of hundreds oed millions of oproleac sshe t goeb. and they in turn are her living legacy. those who knewhe t private side of mrs. shriver say she was a humble woman and mary pierce has known the kennedy family since her high school day and attended mass with the shrivers almost every day for the past 25 years. >> this is a very good setting to start with that. i think that people may nothe kw how dedicated theyereo t their a ep s rr:tehe says the shrirsbe hr:e aven me sed by this toc,maen maryland, y,mmituninycecehe t left for cape cod and that her prayer this morning are for her friend, eunice shriver kennedy. here at the headquarters for special olympics in downtown d.c., the condolences are pouring in. also, a public condolence from congresswoman eleanor holmes norton to the shriver family and the public saying that what mrs. s
NBC
Aug 10, 2009 4:00pm EDT
for taking time with us. officer chris jones from lezeburg city police. chopper 4 is en route to the scene right now and we'll have the latest on this dog attack as soon as it comes in to news4. >>> now more on the other hot story this afternoon, the hot weather. residents across the d.c. area are trying to beat the heat any way they can. we are now under a heat advisory. some are staying cool by heading to the pool. others are just staying inside. >> chuck bell is out in the elements and he joins us now. no jacket. just short sleeves today. how hot is it right now? >> 96 out here on the front lawn of channel 4. good afternoon, everybody. long-sleeved shirt, tie, suit pants, this is not how you want sdy spoatt out shady spot out e ater ampessuroscrhe a t pore t mid-90she ac tss area.ea degeg lesast hour at national airport. io i.95n 95 in fairfaxtyceprrg ginoueseo, eeti georges county, 94 quantico, 96. extremely high,an in the mid-60s to near 70. heat indexes are quite high. here are some kids who knew how to beat the heat today. they found a swimming pool. heat index near 101 degrees. l
NBC
Aug 24, 2009 4:00pm EDT
joined a kickoff for the school year, along with u.s. secretary of education, arnie duncan, and kathlcatkatherine cubealiou seb. they want learning to continue. >> principals and teachers need to be prepared. they should have packages of learning materials ready to send home are students. they need to find online resources for students to learn from at home. >> reporter: new technologies ll help keep kids safe. there is another card-swiping system that ids students as they board buses. there are new cameras on buses that record everything from the youngsters to the cars that don't obey the bus' stop sign. dr. william hite is in his first year as the school superintendent. they face many hurdles, ranked among the lower-performing systems in the country. >> our goal to s to increase student performance at every grade level across every subgroup and at every school. >> reporter: eight elementary schools are teaching k through 8 giving 6th graders too more years at the same school. lots of changes, but on this first day of school, it's not only kids with butterflies in their st
NBC
Aug 28, 2009 4:00pm EDT
day for us and joins us now live from the storm center with the latest. veronica? >> that's ght. parts of the area be under a flash flood watch that goes into the night. silver spring, maryland, picking up over two ihes of rain. it had been a busy afternoon with a lot of neighborhoods already getting a good soaking here. and over an inch, mclean, virginia, where it was coming down in buckets there earlier. 75. cool side today. but the air really loaded up with a lot of moisture. here's a look at where that flood watch is. again, it is until late tonight and covers frederick county, maryland. loudoun county as well as fairfax county, d.c., prince george's county, and anne arundel county, howard, baltimore, up into northeastern maryland. right now there are flash flood warnings on maryland's eastern shore. so here is a look at the satellite and radar loop and where that weather front is because there will be a front stalled out moving back to the north tonight and then another front coming up for the latter part of the weekend. all this as we watch danny graze the coast and track northwa
NBC
Aug 27, 2009 4:00pm EDT
to become u.s. citizens. >> we thought he was one of the people that helped the immigrants come onboard so i think like myself being a -- a lot of people have a lot of respect for the kennedys. >> reporter: joe, too, respected ted kennedy. >> if it wasn't for him we swroon black president. >> reporter: admirer john mccain. he will deliver a eulogy at ted kennedy's funeral saturday. they were political rivals and friends. >> once the debate was over, we -- we would embrace, we would go on to the next battle. and find ways in which we could work together for the good of the country. >> reporter: for the senator that work is over. kennedy's huge capitol hill office today turned into a shrine. as massachusetts and america mourned. senator kennedy will lie in repose here. the public is invited until 11:00 p.m. but could be extended. a big crowd is gathered and nobody will be turned away. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, jfk library in boston. >> kennedy's private funeral mass will be held here saturday at our lady of perpetual hope basilica in boston. from there, his body will be flown to our area
NBC
Aug 5, 2009 4:00pm EDT
with the university of maryland police department. paul, what can you tell us about this? >> yeah, what i can tell you at this point is at 1:00 a citizen alerted our agency to a suspicious package outside of the mccalvin library. our officers went to the scene, determined that it was, in fact, suspicious in nature, contacted the bomb squad. we set up a perimeter around -- a safe perimeter around the package and evacuated mccalvin. right now the bomb squad for prince george's county is taking secure measures. if they do feel that it does present some danger and there might be a device, they might ta steps to deneutralize it. >> how big a package are we talking about, do you know? >> it was left just outside of the main entrance to the library facing the mall and the package is about the size of a shoe box problemly. >> and have you evacuated the library or other buildings? >> just the library at this poe point. based on the size of the package, determined that we needed to evacuate the library only so no other buildings have been evacuated. still business as usual on the rest of the campus. >> paul dil
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Aug 19, 2009 4:00pm EDT
delivered to the most remote corners of afghanistan for use in tomorrow's presidential election. the materials are delivered by truck as far as the roads go and are then put on donkeys. the contest is between current president karzai and his foreign minister. karzai's strategy is to build alliances with tribal leaders. abdullah has been promising to build roads, schools, and hospitals in rural areas. the contest is reportedly a close one. >>> there has been a wave of explosions today in iraq. at least 95 people have been killed. the iraqi's foreign ministry building was one target. a car bombing spread debris for blocks. bombs also damaged iraqi parliament buildings. police facilies and commercial areas. some believe the attacks are an attempt to disrupt upcoming elections. there has been an escalation of attacks since u.s. troops withdrew from the urban areas generating fear that government troops aren't able to provide the necessary security. >>> the broadcast team world mourns the loss of another news legend today. cbs news producer don hewitt, creator of "60 minutes," has di
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Aug 20, 2009 4:00pm EDT
on this friday. but what's in store for us this weekend. veronica johnson has our fast forecast. >> we are looking at a lot of things from the possibility of some strong thunderstorm to round out the week and trekking hurricane bill as it passes well off our coast for the weekend. for today, we can see we have a few clouds out there. not que as many as what we had yesterday. but boy, oh, boy, it is hot up there and the air is really juiced up. very humid day for today. and 93, current temperature. 95 at dulles and 93 degrees also you folks down south. manassas there at quantico and at 9 degrees. pax river at 91. and clouds passing through the area today. again, not quite as many as what we had yesterday at this same time. look at what we have. a few thundershowers west of the area. lot of that lightning now starting to dissipate. meanwhile, as we focus in on some of the locations further north, frederick, maryland, martinsburg, winchester, some showers passing through. i think we will see that until 7:00 or 8:00. temperatures cooling off to about 80 degrees by 11:00 p.m. on your fast f
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Aug 31, 2009 4:00pm EDT
point temperatures in the upper 40s and low 50s around town. a lot more humidity just to the south of us. 65 degrees and that's the reason if the rain showers persisting down across virginia beach, suffo suffolk. we'll be dry for this evening. couple of lonely showers in far southern maryland is about the only thing that we need worry about for rainfall around here. temperatures gradually dripping back into the mid 60s by 11:00 tonight. a nice cool evening. another chilly start for the school kids tomorrow. plenty of sunshine back into your skies for tuesday and autumn it looks like lasting much to the week. a detailed check of the forecast coming up in about ten minutes. >> thank you, chuck. >>> the widow of late senator kennedy doesn't seem to be interested in take over for her husband even on an interim basis. deval patrick as he talked about choosing successor for candidate. no one on whether vicki kennedy will seek the seat on a more permanent basis. massachusetts lawmakers, on whether to state change law so governor patrick can rename an interim replacement. until voters could choo
NBC
Aug 3, 2009 4:00pm EDT
is sunshine. that's where researchers think american children fall rt. >> four hours a day of using computers or watching tv or playing video games, they were 60% higher risk of having vitamin d deficiency. >> reporter: this 12-year-old can't drink milk, so she looks for vitamin d elsewhere. >> i get it from yogurt, anything that has milk in it. i don't drink milk. sometimes i go out in the sun and i'll put on sunscreen and play around with my friends. >> reporter: it's a big issue for people with dark skin because their bodies can't absorb vitamin d as easily. 6 in 10 african-american teenage girls are vitamin d deficient. later in life, that can lead to o osteoporosis, cancer, and high blood pressure. >> it's a risk of having high blood sugar and about four times higher risk of having the metabol metabolic syndrome. >> reporter: the factors can be reduced with ten to 15ina minut of sunshine every day. that's exposure without sunscreen, which brings up questions about skin cancer. to protect against both, researchers suggest that you let kids play outside for just a few minutes, soak up all
NBC
Aug 6, 2009 4:16pm EDT
? there is stage presence. how much does their outfit and gregariousness and use their environment and the audience reacting to that. then there is the quality called airness. we do olympic figure skating like 4.0. >> the band comes on stage for one last perfoance of the night. finals will be held in washington, d.c., august 27th. >>> that looks like a lot of fun. the air guitarce rr tola pigow tomorrow night at 8:00 at the 930 club in northwest. n more on the event coming up on news4 at 5:00 during the "weekend scene" segment. >> a tennis racket makes a good prop for that. >> you know that. >> i do. doesn't make a sound. let's get the latest on the rush hour ride home. >> good afternoon. let's get a look at the capital beltway. here will be the worst of it. inner loop not too bad today except in this stretch. pretty much from 270 headed into the sun set will be heavy. no major accidents to report. you have slow traffic before this around the river road area and continuing through silver springs. elsewhere let's take a trip into springfield. not a whole lot going on on the 95 corridor. very quiet a
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